Heathfield care staff take on Battersea Power Station

Service maintenance officer Lloyd Keylock, chef Steve Ironside and kitchen assistant Sam Armstrong from Heffle Court, Heathfield
Service maintenance officer Lloyd Keylock, chef Steve Ironside and kitchen assistant Sam Armstrong from Heffle Court, Heathfield
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The male staff of Heffle Court Care Home stood head and shoulders above the rest recently as they took on a 100ft abseil down Battersea Power Station in aid of the Stroke Association.

The purpose-built home is part of the Caring homes Group, which launched a charitable partnership in October with the aim of raising tens of thousands of pounds for the leading stroke charity.

Many of the care staff have worked hard to arrange a series of events to raise both awareness and funds for the Stroke Association throughout October and November.

On Sunday November 4 it was the turn of service maintenance officer Lloyd Keylock, chef Steve Ironside and kitchen assistant Sam Armstrong as they braved the 100ft descent.

Family and friends cheered them on as they teetered over the edge of the iconic London landmark.

In total, the group raised nearly £500 in sponsorship, helping the Heathfield care home at Station Road to smash its target.

Heffle Court Manager, Debby Potter said: ‘Everyone has been so enthusiastic in raising money for the Stroke Association over the past few weeks.

“It is a cause that is close to many of our hearts and the staff and residents have pulled out all the stops and been so generous both with their time and donations.

Lloyd, Steve and Sam have topped the fundraising off perfectly with a fantastic effort today, we are all so proud of them!’

Heffle Court is run by the family-owned Caring Homes Group, which was founded in 1994 by mother and son team, Helena and Paul Jeffery. Located in the East Sussex market town of Heathfield, Heffle Court is a purpose-built care home providing specialist care for 32 elderly residents living with a form of dementia.